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Red Rock Canyon Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 3 Star
Level: Easy Time/Dist: 1 hour / .75K return Elevation Gain: 50m

Trailhead: Located at the end of the Red Rock Parkway approximately 15km from the main highway in Waterton National Park.

Description: The Red Rock Parkway is located in a Montane ecological zone, where grass lands meet mountains. Wildflowers in June and July are worth the visit alone. It's also a good area for wildlife viewing especially early mornings. Red Rock canyon is considered more of a walk than hike. There is a fenced paved walkway that runs along the top of the canyon, up one side crosses a bridge than returns back on the other side. The canyon consists of beautiful red and green layered rock with a crystal clear stream flowing at it's bottom. During the summer months the clear stream pools are often visited by bathers who walk upstream starting from the parking lot. If you're staying at the Crandle Campground, nearby Blackiston Falls and Red Rock Canyon make for a nice evening outing. The bridge found next to the parking lot is the start of the South Kootenay Pass trail leading towards Lone, Lost, Twin Lakes and Goat Lake. You may see horse outfitters, back packers and mountain bikers heading out from here. Expect hoards of people and little to no parking during the summer months. I would avoid taking a holiday trailer as there is no where to park it.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Bertha Lake back country campground shown in photos below, Alderson Lake back country campground, Crandle, Waterton Town Site and Belly River. Trailheads to Akamina Ridge, Buffalo Paddock, Blackiston Falls, Crandell Lake, Crypt Lake, Carthew Alderson, Cameron Lake, Forum Lake, Goat Haunt Waterton Lake, Goat Lake, Lineham Falls, Lineham Ridge, Red Rock Canyon, Rowe Lakes and Wall Lake are also located in this area. You are in bear country.

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